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** FILE ** Hezbollah-run Manar TV shows Hezbollah chief Sheik Hassan Nasrallah speaking from an undisclosed location in April 2009. (Getty Images)

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** FILE ** U.S. Rep. Donald Payne (left) has discussions with Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid on Monday, April 13, 2009, in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor)

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A protesters signals approval as other protesters representing Code Pink unfurl a banner on an overpass above the passing marchers near the Pentagon, Saturday, March 21, 2009. (Allison Shelley/The Washington Times)

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Sgt. Karl Augustus, on his third tour in Iraq, says he thinks the new Iraq withdrawal timetable means his next deployment will be to Afghanistan, and he looks forward to that. "I'm just ready for whatever," he says.

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** FILE ** Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have announced plans to block BlackBerry transmissions. (AP Photo)

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Bangladeshi civilians and the army take part Friday in a funeral of victims of the mutiny Wednesday in Dhaka, when a fierce gunbattle broke out inside the headquarters of Bangladesh's border security force - a mutiny by guards against their officers. (Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

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Daniel Ayalon, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., is supporting a government post for controversial Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman. (The Washington Times)

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A Saudi man checks a computer profiling the 85 men on the kingdom's new most-wanted list in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2009.

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** FILE ** Israeli soldiers are seen in a staging area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip, in southern Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009. (Associated Press)

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PHOTOGRAPHS BY BARBARA L. SALISBURY/THE WASHINGTON TIMES Special agents David Stone (left) and Darrell Bonzano with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives walk the beat on a street in the Fairfield Court neighborhood of Richmond during a routine patrol of a Violent Crime Impact Team last month.

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Special agents David Stone (left) and Darrell Bonzano with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives walk the beat on a street in the Fairfield Court neighborhood of Richmond during a routine patrol of a Violent Crime Impact Team last month. (Barbara L. Salisbury / The Washington Times)

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Queen Rania of Jordan speaks to reporters during a meeting of U.N. regional chiefs in Amman Monday. Rania called for emergency financial aid to U.N. agencies assisting the Palestinian refugees in Gaza. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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A ceremony is held Friday before a Chinese naval fleet set sail from Sanya city, in China's southernmost island province of Hainan. The warships, carrying special forces, helicopters and armed with guided missiles, were dispatched to Somalia for anti-piracy duty. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** A Palestinian child runs in front of a fuel truck as it drives near the Karni crossing, southeast of Gaza City on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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Blackwater Chief Executive Officer Erik Prince defends his company's performance in Iraq before the House oversight committee in 2007. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** President Bush is greeted by the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno (left), and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker (center) on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in Baghdad, on Mr. Bush's surprise visit to Iraq.

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** FILE ** Soldiers who distinguished themselves in action in Afghanistan and Iraq receive honors during ceremonies at Fort Bragg, N.C., in 2008. The most-honored unit was a Special Forces team that won 10 Silver Star medals for valor during a single battle.

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The operations center features numerous, movie-theater-size flat-screen monitors that stream live images from unmanned aircraft patrolling the two theaters of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force)

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Taj Mahal hotel employees comfort each other after being rescued. A group calling itself the Deccan Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attacks. (Associated Press)